PA to Headteacher

Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 2ST

Job Category
Schools - Support
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Grade 5: Point 12: 18,212/18,618 per annum
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
37 hours per week - 41 weeks per year plus 15 days
Contact Name
Lynn Whelan
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Closing Date
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Due to the promotion internally of the current postholder we are seeking to recruit an experienced Personal Assistant to join the hard-working administrative team at our school.   

The PA to the Headteacher will work in close proximity with the Leadership Team in areas of high confidentiality on a daily basis.  Complete discretion is therefore of the utmost importance.

The successful applicant will offer exceptional secretarial and administrative skills and, whilst experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable, for the right candidate it is not essential. 

The post holder will be able to work with initiative and foresight to a very high standard and contribute to the smooth running of the school’s management and administrative functions.  They should possess excellent communication skills in order to present the appropriate image of the school and strong organisational skills and flexibility to meet tight timescales.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37 hours per week/41 weeks per year (term time plus 15 days) and will be paid on Grade 5:12 (£18,212/£18,618 per annum dependent upon length of service; paid in twelve equal instalments of £1,517/£1,551 ).

The weekly hours are expected to be 08.30 to 16.30 Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 16.00 on Friday.  This includes a 30 minute unpaid break at a time agreed with the Headteacher and/or Office & Admissions Manager.

This is an opportunity for the ideal candidate to join the workforce at a school which provides the very best education for the children in its care. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high degree of practical skills and competence.

Candidates should find the job description enclosed in the booklet available at which is useful in describing the work expected of the successful applicants.

Queen Elizabeth’s High School offers a friendly working environment and extensive benefits for staff.  These include a local government pension scheme, tax efficient childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and continuous CPD.  In addition, children of our staff feature favourably in the admissions criteria (subject to length of service or skills criteria).

CLOSING DATE -  12 Noon Monday 1 June 2020 

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health/NHS Guidelines

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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